Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chemjobber C&EN Index: 2/8/10

Industrial positions (non-academic, non-governmental):
Total number of ads: 3
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 4+

- Ratio of US/non-US: 1/3+
Area: 63
Week to week Index trend: Up.

Governmental positions (US, international):
Total number of ads: 0

- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 0

- Ratio of US/non-US: 0/0
Area: 0
Week to week Index trend: Down.

Academic positions:

Total number of ads: 7
- Postdocs: 0
- Tenure-track faculty: 2

- Temporary faculty: 7
- Lecturer positions: 0
- Staff positions: 1
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 9/1

- Area (square cm): 319
Week to week Index trend: Up, slightly.

Not so wonderful: Three industrial ads. One for RIKEN (in Japan), one for a company that's a Chinese import-exporter and one for a company looking for senior med-chem directors in Shanghai. Grreeeat.

Less all around: Faculty positions dropping to flat, with lots of temporary positions.

That being said: ETH-Zurich is looking for an NMR facility manager. Sounds like fun, and you get a chance to interact with some of the world's best young minds in organic chemistry. 

Small college of the week: Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME, student population: 1,723 - SA-LUTE!) is looking for visiting professors in biochemistry and physical chemistry. If you wish to work at the former workplace of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (and who wouldn't?), this might be for you!

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